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  1. Kind_Der_Nacht

    Wtf is wrong with me???

    So, I'm almost 22 years old and I honestly don't know what's wrong with me. I had severe social anxiety since I was 13, which I succeeded to overcome last year. But now I feel like there is something more to it. I've always had a strong fear of rejection and abandonment and I also fear...
  2. amathus

    Are Narcissists Born Not Made? Article.

    There’s a saying that some artists or masterful musicians and craftsmen are “born, not made.” In some ways, our DNA imprints much of our future personalities and talents into our human form, but some paths that are followed are created by us, not born into us. Narcissism is one of those traits...
  3. M

    Maybe I'm going insane. =/

    I woke up in the morning and do my usual routine. When I was getting dressed to go for my morning walk, I was getting completely frustrated with my jeans and the belt. My jeans are loose fit because I'm getting fat. And my belt has always been on a particular notch for my waist. Over the past 6...
  4. F

    Barney Carroll on domesticating psychosis

    » Barney Carroll on domesticating psychosis Some good criticism of the "Understanding psychosis and schizophrenia" document from last year.
  5. F

    “Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia” and mental health service users

    “Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia” and mental health service users “Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia” and mental health service users | Mind the Brain Scathing criticism of “Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia”
  6. F

    Socially phobic versus avoidant

    At what point does a person go from socially phobic to avoidant? I am not diagnosed with this but am severely socially anxious. Looking at the ICD criteria of which 4 is needed: persistent and pervasive feelings of tension and apprehension; belief that one is socially inept, personally...
  7. S

    Shamed at work

    This is only minor but it bothered me today. I asked this girl opposite me if she was working on something I needed and she just said 'no' in a clipped manner. Then I started to explain I needed it before the end of the week and she was like 'I've done it already' - why couldn't she just say...
  8. nutri

    About Self-hatred

    "no one hates themselves they may be disliked by other people you may believe their criticism (many of our problems come from incorrect criticism). you may dislike your appearance but to allegedly perceive yourself, & to hate that which is doing the perception, is not what is happening...
  9. C

    Am I just having a high pride or my guardians has their faults too.

    I was raised by my grandmother throughout my child hood as a prince like I don't have work to do. I must admit my fault either, yes I don't know any work as a child because I was raised as a prince you know, a bit spoiled but not a spoiled brat. But now that I'm matured, I'd say that I came out...
  10. amathus

    Should emotional abuse in a relationship be viewed as a crime?

    What is Emotional Abuse? Abuse is any behavior that is designed to control and subjugate another human being through the use of fear, humiliation, and verbal or physical assaults. Emotional abuse is any kind of abuse that is emotional rather than physical in nature. It can include anything from...
  11. Pickle81

    Looking for advice on how to be less sensitive and more thick-skinned

    I have a major personality flaw of being overly sensitive. I take all criticism to heart and get really defensive or even unintentionally cry when someone hurts my feelings. I sometimes even extend my defensive tendencies over any criticism of my work, things I buy, decisions i make, and even...
  12. D

    I CAN'T handle criticism

    I'm a 21-year-old freelance journalist. I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder about a year ago. I'm also recovering from eating disorder and depression. Overall, everything is fine in my life - until someone criticizes me. When my bosses criticize the job I've done, I feel I can't...
  13. OobieMoobie

    why do my parents hate me?

    everything I do, I get criticised. I can't express an opinion about anything, the time I wake up is criticised, if I eat anything I'm criticised, if I have a job I'm criticised, if I don't have a job I'm criticised, if I revise for exams I'm criticised, if I do one tiny thing different from...
  14. P

    How to deal with criticism and negative people?

    My dad is visiting for a few days and it's pretty clear he intends to spend it making judgements about my housekeeping, boyfriend, and life in general. He is harsh and doesn't hold back. But I am possible also prone to being very sensitive to criticism and I'll either suck it up and apologise to...
  15. Stiofain

    ..dealing with criticism

    ... this a nightmare for me, I find it nigh on impossible not to separate criticism from a personal attack. Does anybody else feel the same way, has anyone developed a coping skill?. Invariably after criticism, even when justified, I slump into depression, after unjustified criticism...
  16. F

    DSM 5 Will Further Inflate The ADD Bubble

    Criticism of proposals for ADD in DSM 5. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dsm5-in-distress/201108/dsm-5-will-further-inflate-the-add-bubble
  17. amathus

    Emotional and verbal/physical abuse and BPD

    'Emotional abuse is any behaviour that is designed to control another person through the use of fear, humiliation, and verbal or physical assualts. It can include verbal abuse and constant criticism to more subtle tactics like intimidation, manipulation, and refusal to ever be pleased'...
  18. C

    Managing Criticism

    I know from personal experience that if you suffer with low self esteem this can become really difficult. Often I've taken it as a vicious attack, focused on the comment for long periods of time and drawn my own separate conclusions. ------ I've found that the first thing to take into...